<VV> Re: VirtualVairs digest, Tony dropped valve seat

Silveyyevlis@aol.com Silveyyevlis@aol.com
Tue, 17 Aug 2004 14:39:42 EDT

Tony:  It is not very likely that a valve seat has come out and back in with 
out again falling out soon.  Probably what has happened is that a large flake 
of carbon has come loose from some where in the combustion area and lodged in 
the squish are where it gets pounded by the piston. Then the broken flakes get 
between the valve and the seat causing the engine to miss just like a valve 
seat has dislodged.  This is not just speculation, I have had this happen to a 
66 AC car that is still being driven daily by Mark LeVeque. Sold the car after 
having it stored for twelve years.

Tom Silvey